cockroach control

American Cockroach

There is nothing worse than finding a cockroach in the kitchen! Aside from being generally revolting pests, they can pose a health risk as vectors for disease. Trust our experts to keep your entire property free from roaches.

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What are American cockroaches?

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cockroach control
cockroach control
cockroach control
cockroach control

American roaches are a very large species of cockroach that have the ability to grow to more than 3 inches in length; however, they usually are between 1 ½ and 2 inches in length. American roaches are dark, reddish brown, and they have a lighter color outlining their body. The American cockroach’s most identifiable feature is a yellowish colored figure-8 pattern behind their head. The female and male American roach both have fully developed wings which sit longer than their body, and they have the ability to fly.

Why do I have them?

American cockroaches are drawn to areas of high humidity; properties that are having moisture problems like leaky pipes, fixtures, or other water leaks are more likely to have problems with American roaches. Inside homes and other buildings, they can often be found living in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, underneath sinks, and inside laundry rooms.

Are they dangerous?

Yes, American cockroaches are very dangerous when they invade your home. They carry a lot of viruses, bacteria, and parasites on their bodies and in their feces which can cause diarrhea, dysentery, salmonella, and other serious health concerns. Also, their shed skins and feces often trigger asthma attacks in people;, especially in young children.

How do I get rid of American cockroaches?

Eliminating American cockroaches from a property can be very difficult; they are nocturnal, breed very quickly, and adapt easily to new environments. To completely eliminate an American cockroach infestation from your property, you need the knowledge and experience of a trained professional. The highly trained exterminators here at American Pest understand the habits and habitats of American roaches and can eliminate them through our Preferred Care residential pest control services. These year-round pest control plans get rid of cockroaches and other common household invaders with regular treatment visits. Call us today to learn more about our Preferred Care plans!